MyMedicalRecords Files Complaint Against WebMD for Infringement of Two U.S. Patents
MyMedicalRecords Files Complaint Against WebMD for Infringement of Two U.S. Patents
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/03/13 -- MyMedicalRecords, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) (collectively, "MMR"), today announced the filing of a complaint for infringement of two of MMR's U.S. patents against WebMD Health Corp. and WebMD Health Services Group, Inc. (collectively "WebMD"). The complaint was filed yesterday in United States District Court for the Central District of California, case number CV13-7285 (CAS/ASx). The complaint alleges that WebMD is infringing on two of MMR's Personal Health Records (PHR) patents, specifically U.S. Patent No. 8,301,466 (the '466 Patent) and U.S. Patent No. 8,498,883 (the '883 Patent), and as a result, MMR is seeking monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction.
Pursuant to a written agreement announced June 7, 2013, MMR dismissed a patent infringement complaint against WebMD it had filed on February 11, 2013 (the "Original Complaint"). The purpose of the written agreement was to allow MMR and WebMD to continue months of effort trying to resolve the matter without the timing constraints imposed by a lawsuit. As the dismissal was without prejudice, MMR retained the right to re-file the litigation at any time, which MMR has now decided to do.
On July 30, 2013, MMR received an additional patent, the '883 Patent entitled "Method for Providing a User with a Service for Accessing and Collecting Prescriptions." Since the Original Complaint was not resolved, as stated above, MMR elected to file the current complaint and include both the '466 Patent and the '883 Patent.
The complaint alleges that WebMD has and continues to directly infringe on features and functionality that are the subject of MMR's patents by making, using or offering for sale, and/or selling certain methods or systems disclosed and claimed in both the '466 Patent and the '883 Patent. The complaint also alleges that WebMD provides health information services to consumers and healthcare providers, as well as employers and health plans through both their private and public portals; and provides a user with the ability to access and collect personal health records and an ability to access, collect, and/or manag e drug prescriptions associated with the user in a secure and private manner.
MMR is a leading provider of Personal Health Records, MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions, and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals. The MMR Patent Portfolio includes eight issued U.S. patents as well as additional applications and continuation applications totaling hundreds of claims. MMR also has been granted patents and/or has other pending applications in countries of commercial interest including Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Israel, and European nations. The patents involve inventions pertaining to Personal Health Records, Patient Portals and other Electronic Health Record systems.
MMR continues to pursue efforts to monetize its patent portfolio and other IP by investigating potential infringement of MMR's patents by entities such as retail pharmacies, EHR and PHR vendors, laboratory systems, and healthcare professionals. For additional information regarding the MyMedicalRecords, Inc. complaint against WebMD, contact Ted Ward at Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP at (310) 500-3384.
About MMRGlobal MMRGlobal, Inc., through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc., provides secure and easy-to-use online Personal Health Records ("PHRs") and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, financial institutions, retail pharmacies, and professional organizations and affinity groups. The MyMedicalRecords PHR enables individuals and families to access their medical records and other important documents, such as birth certificates, passports, insurance policies and wills, anytime from anywhere using the Internet. MyMedicalRecords is built on proprietary, patented technologies to allow documents, images and voicemail messages to be transmitted and stored in the system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform to populate a user's account. The Company's professional offering, MMRPro, is designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records and sharing them with patients through an integrated patient portal. Through its merger with Favrille, Inc. in January 2009, the Company acquired intellectual property biotech assets that include anti-CD20 antibodies and data and samples from its FavId(TM)/Specifid(TM) vaccine clinical trials for the treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. To learn more about MMRGlobal, Inc. visit www.mmrglobal.com. View demos and video tutorials of MMR's products and services at www.mmrtheater.com.
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